Working for logical immigation reform based on a stable population, a recognition of the finite nature of our natural resources and the adverse impact of continued growth on our quality of life, standard of living, national interest, character, language, sovereignty and the rule of law. Pushing back and countering the disloyal elements in American society and the anti-American rhetoric of the leftwing illegal alien lobbies. In a debate, when your opponents turn to name calling, it's a good sign you've already won.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Low Skill Immigrants and Retirees Represent a Large Cost to Government Coffers

Lessons from the U.S. suggest that the fiscal cost or gain on the average immigrant is small, while the picture is more dramatic if conditions of age and education [are taken into account] - young, high-skilled immigrants are expected to make large net contributions to government coffers, while low-skilled immigrants and retirees represent large cost (Lee and Miller, 1997, and Storesletten, 2000). The U.S. differs substantially from other Western countries, however. The U.S. has a small public sector (22% of GDP), low taxes, low unemployment, and a relatively limited social insurance system. Moreover non-refugee immigrants have quite restricted access to social insurance during the first years after arrival. In contrast, European welfare states feature large public sectors (on average 41%of GDP), high taxes, high unemployment, and generous social insurance.

Cost of Unskilled Immigrants


mirrorism said...

Yikes! You collected all of the worst myths, half-truths, and outright lies ever imagined about illegal-immigration and posted them in a single post. That's impressive. Bravo!

You should mass e-mail that, if you're lucky snopes might pick it up and debunk it. You'll be famous!

ultima said...

You seem to have missed the URL reference which clearly indicates that this from a scholarly paper by a Swedish academician. Snopes would have no problem with this. I am surprised at your reaction. On what scholarly research do you base your comment?